Tell me Anoka is not a Joke.
After midnight on December 18, 2006, with brother Bjorn Skogquist presiding, the City of Anoka granted a lease to property owned by you, the taxpayer, to an organization run by an Erik Skogquist. Erik is the 23 year old "president" of something called "the Windego Park Society". Mother, Barb Thurston, is the treasurer.
Erik maintains a MySpace page on the internet. The average age of a MySpace user is 14-21.
He lists his occupation as "Aseessor/Inspector". Also "Master of the Universe". In the real world assessors usually work for cities and counties assessing properties for tax determinations.
He enjoys rabble rousing for causes he believes in and recently got excited about crushing his old car into scrap metal for $40.
His girlfriend posted a reminder to get some groceries and to update his page. . .cause "All the cool kids are doing it."
The Simpsons are his first choice for television and he'd like to meet Slick Willy.
He posts about "What is up with Satanism. . ."
Erik's non-profit, the Windego Park Society, spent $20,000 to net $5,000 in 2006.
In November of 2005, Erik stated the cost to complete the amphitheater would be $450,000 and be completed in 2008. The most recent projection is two million dollars. He's going to host a series of brunches. . .that's the plan. . .a bunch of brunches.
You can read all about the concerns and issues reasonable, mature people brought up on the city website minutes of meetings. See www.ci.anoka.mn.us. These folks stayed until after midnight to bring some focus on this joke that was scheduled to be greased through.
Summer Santa, Carl Anderson, dismissed all of them saying, "You're just being vindictive."
Candidate Carl Anderson promised to carefully weigh every decision. Candidate Carl Anderson stated, "As an independent business owner I understand the concept of sound financial responsibility."
Tell me Anoka's not a joke.